I just did a 2 hour flight from Auckland (NZAA) to beautiful Queenstown (NZQN) in the A230 Air New Zealand in Expert.
Passengers boarding in Auckland ready for a busy morning.
After a 15 minute wait on the ground, ANZ665 is up in the air and en route to Queenstown
Most flights past this beautiful Cinder-Cone Volcano called Mount Taranaki. It’s Unique feature is that there is a forest cut perfectly circled around the Volcano.
Right before decent we get an amazing view of Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park our of the cockpit at 32000.
The most fun and scenic approach ever in my opinion is the Runway 5 Queenstown approach in which here I make a left turn over Lake Wakatipu.
Over the Franklin Arm on short final for runway 5.
Arrived at Queenstown at 12:56, 4 minutes early with a Q400 doing pattern work.
Which is your favorite photo?
- 1 / Boarding
- 2 / Departure
- 3 / Mount Taranaki
- 4 / Aoraki National Park
- 5 / Approach
- 6 / Short Final
- 7 / Arrived
Fun Fact about Queensland
Lake Wakatipu is S-Shaped and is very deep at 1,247 feet deep